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Subject:  Re: Open question: What to put into a new house? Date:  2/26/2004  2:36 PM
Author:  FlyingDiver Number:  46751 of 137319

Agree with Mark here; I found the difference in cost to be minimal, (quick current check on prices at one vendor shows Cat6 at 16 cents per foot, and 5e at about 7 cents per foot.)

$.09 per foot adds up. When I wired my house, I used 4000' of cable, so that's $360.

I really, really doubt that any application in a home environment is actually going to be able to use the full capability of Cat-6 cable. Use of that cable in a high bandwidth, commercial installation requires strict compliance to installation standards, including termination methods, minimum bend radiuses, clearance from other low voltage and AC wiring, etc, etc.

BTW - One of my regular sources shows about $71 for Cat-6 and $47 for Cat-5e (per 1000')


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